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We found 5 providers with an interest in cardiac resynchronization therapy and who accept Self-Pay/Uninsured near Roseville, MI.

Dr. Majid Mahdi Al Zagoum, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
18303 East 10 Mile Road; Suite 100
Roseville, MI
 

Dr. Majid Alzagoum is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Alzagoum speaks Arabic. Clinical interests for Dr. Alzagoum include orthostatic hypotension, rheumatic heart disease, and myocarditis. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. John's Hospital, St. John Hospital and Medical Center, and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital. After attending the University of Baghdad, Baghdad College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Alzagoum completed his residency training at Henry Ford Hospital. He takes AARP, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT)

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Stenosis, Women's Heart Disease, Mitral Stenosis, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic ... (Read more)

Dr. Mohamed K Ajjour, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
18303 East 10 Mile Road; Suite 100
Roseville, MI
 

Dr. Mohamed Ajjour is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Ajjour (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic and Spanish. Dr. Ajjour's areas of expertise include the following: orthostatic hypotension, rheumatic heart disease, and myocarditis. He is professionally affiliated with St. John's Hospital, St. John Hospital and Medical Center, and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University, Dr. Ajjour attended the University of Guadalajara, University Center of Health Sciences for medical school. The average patient rating for Dr. Ajjour is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Ajjour honors Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT)

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Stenosis, Women's Heart Disease, Mitral Stenosis, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic ... (Read more)

Dr. Vamshidhar D Guduguntla, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
25195 Kelly Road; Suite A
Roseville, MI
 

Dr. Vamshidhar Guduguntla's medical specialty is adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. His areas of expertise include the following: orthostatic hypotension, rheumatic heart disease, and ankle brachial index (ABI). Dr. Guduguntla honors Amerigroup, Aetna EPO, and Cofinity, in addition to other insurance carriers. For his residency, Dr. Guduguntla trained at St. John Hospital & Medical Center, Detroit. Dr. Guduguntla (or staff) is conversant in Telugu and Hindi. His professional affiliations include St. John's Hospital, St. John Hospital and Medical Center, and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT)

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Stenosis, Women's Heart Disease, Mitral Stenosis, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic ... (Read more)

Dr. Brian Anthony Barbish, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
18303 East 10 Mile Road; Suite 100
Roseville, MI
 

Dr. Brian Barbish is an adult cardiology and interventional cardiology specialist in Roseville, MI and Clinton Township, MI. Dr. Barbish's clinical interests include orthostatic hypotension, rheumatic heart disease, and myocarditis. He accepts AARP, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor. Dr. Barbish is professionally affiliated with St. John's Hospital, St. John Hospital and Medical Center, and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT)

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Stenosis, Women's Heart Disease, Mitral Stenosis, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic ... (Read more)

Dr. Luay Sayed, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
14049 East 13 Mile Road; Suite 1
Warren, MI
 

Dr. Luay Sayed practices adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. His areas of expertise include the following: orthostatic hypotension, rheumatic heart disease, and myocarditis. Dr. Sayed is in-network for Amerigroup, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Aleppo Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at MetroHealth Medical Center. Dr. Sayed is conversant in Arabic. He is affiliated with St. John's Hospital, McLaren Health Care, and St. John Hospital and Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT)

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Stenosis, Women's Heart Disease, Mitral Stenosis, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic ... (Read more)

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What is Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy (CRT)?

A cardiac resynchronization therapy device, also known as a CRT or biventricular pacemaker, is a kind of pacemaker that can help the heart work more effectively. In certain kinds of heart failure, the ventricles, or larger chambers in the heart, stop working together. When they are no longer in synch, the heart can’t pump enough blood to meet the body’s needs. CRT can help keep the heartbeat regular and the ventricles contracting at the same time.

Just as with a standard pacemaker, a biventricular pacemaker consists of a small battery pack and electrical leads, or small wires that conduct electricity to the heart. CRT pacemakers have two or three leads, placed in the upper and lower chambers of the heart. The device measures the contractions of the heart, and if the heart begins to beat out of time it will send small, rhythmic pulses of electricity to resynchronize (hence the name “cardiac resynchronization therapy) the contractions. This allows the heart to pump blood to the rest of the body more efficiently. Sometimes a CRT is combined with a different kind of device called an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator or ICD, which uses a higher burst of energy to restart the heart if it stops suddenly.

When a biventricular pacemaker is inserted, the wire leads are usually placed via a small incision near the shoulder, then threaded through a vein to the heart. The battery pack is placed under the skin of the chest near the collarbone. Once everything is in place, the leads are connected to the battery, and the CRT can begin helping the heart beat correctly.

It is normal to experience swelling and discomfort as the incisions from surgery heal. It takes time for the heart to adjust to the pacemaker, so vigorous activity should be kept to a minimum for the first few weeks. Strong magnetic fields may affect how the CRT functions, so you may be advised to avoid them. As your heart begins to pump blood more effectively, you should soon begin to feel stronger and less fatigued.